The travel industry continues to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hotels are experiencing a direct hit with a significant drop in occupancy rates. The American Hotel & Lodging Association estimates 4 million jobs have been eliminated or will be in the coming weeks. It’s projected 44 percent of hotel employees in every state have lost or will lose their jobs.
With trails to hike, whales and dolphins to watch, cable cars to ride, magical gardens to explore and endless white-sand beaches a ferry ride away, Madeira is a top choice for a family vacation. Enjoy it any time of year for its spring-time climate and brilliant flowers perennially in bloom.
The contemporary, glass-clad InterContinental Washington, D.C. – The Wharf is the most luxurious of the three hotels anchoring The Wharf, a two-year-old, 24-acre, mile-long entertainment, residential and commercial development on the Potomac River. On weeknights the lodging welcomes mostly business travelers; it attracts leisure travelers, couples and especially families for weekend stays with promotional packages, including one planned for Valentine’s Day.
If you’re dreaming of a luxury time-out and Slovenia isn’t on your destination short list, it’s time to reconsider. This Central European country’s landscape has a lot to offer, from pastoral countryside and towering, snow-capped mountain peaks, to deep, shimmering lakes resting along beautiful shores and a collection of lovely lodging choices.
El Paso is said to be the origin of Tequila’s favorite drink, the Margarita. Trying to live up to its glorious past, El Paso is a town busy recreating itself as a hip and historic standout in the Lone Star State. Minutes from the border with Juarez, Mexico, these three hotels recently opened to accommodate El Paso’s transformation.
Are your kids astronaut wannabes? Or maybe a holiday tradition in your family is to re-watch Macauley Culkin’s Home Alone every year. Either way, the brand new, dual-branded 342-room Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop and the historic 1928 Whitehall Hotel have packages designed for the little ones in your family.